What to do if your AC unit has an electrical failure?
Electrical issues with your AC unit can be tricky. When an electrical failure happens, it can be difficult for the non-professional to figure out exactly what has gone wrong. In many cases, electrical issues are best left to the professionals. A licensed technician has the proper diagnostic equipment and experience to safely diagnose the underlying issue and offer a fast and affordable solution.
However, if you’re experienced working with electricity/electrical components, consider the following issues and/or solutions…
- AC Failure Post Power Outage – Power surges during storms are often the culprit of tripped breaker boxes or fuses. Check your breaker to see if any have been tripped and turn them back on.
- AC Unit Won’t Turn Off – This is often an indication of a broken or failing temperature gauge or digital thermostat. DIY repair isn’t usually an option (unless a dial is simply stuck). In most cases, you’ll need to replace the thermostat.
- Breaker Keeps Tripping – Repeated tripping of your breaker by your AC unit is a clear sign of overheating or a short. This safety measure prevents damage and dangers such as an electrical fire. If your breaker keeps tripping, don’t turn it back on.
- Miscellaneous Electrical Component Failure – Electrical issues can also be caused by common problems like loose connections, a failing capacitor, a short in the wiring, and more. These issues may not be readily apparent and will require diagnostic evaluation by a professional.